Summer has started, but COVID-19 has not taken a vacation. In the US, there are over 2 million confirmed cases and 114,000 deaths. A new CDC study projects the US could suffer 130,000 coronavirus deaths by July 4, 2020. Today, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Richard Redfield, said the “…pandemic has not ended”. The CDC issued guidelines on “best practices” for attending large gatherings, travel and considerations when “venturing out” to resume normal activities.
Key themes in today’s CDC guidance:
- Wear a mask
- Keep 6 feet apart
- Wash your hands
For this Weekend’s Reading, check out the new CDC guidelines and other new COVID-19 developments in the What’s New section. The What’s Changed section explores how eating, drinking, and social habits have changed in this new normal. And take time to read the two stories found under What History Can Teach Us.
I hope you enjoy the following:
- CDC Guidance June 12, 2020:
- Science: Projecting the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 through the post-pandemic period
- Reuters: Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study
- Social Life
Vox: Quarantine has changed us — and it’s not all bad
New York Times: The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Quarantine Pods’
New York Times: What Will Greetings Look Like in a Post- Coronavirus World?
Healthline: Why More People Are Eating Plant- Based Protein During COVID-19
WebMD: Quarantine Weight Gain Not A Joking Matter
Medscape: American Cancer Society Update: ‘It Is Best Not to Drink Alcohol’
New York Times: Could All Those ‘Quarantinis’ Lead to Drinking Problems?
What Can History Teach Us
- Washington Post: Reopening too soon: Lessons from the deadly second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic
- Smithsonian Magazine: How Epidemics of the Past Changed the Way Americans Lived
Enjoy the weekend!
Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
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